An effective men's health program focuses on the health conditions that commonly plague men and work to prevent and alleviate these conditions. Common ailments found in men include cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, lung and kidney diseases, etc.
Comprehensive Men's Health Program
Functional medicine incorporates mind, body and soul practices to improve well-being and increase longevity. It will help to take a more holistic approach to your healthcare. At Rose Wellness Center, we are passionate about preventing illness and optimizing your health. Our comprehensive men’s health program includes –
- In depth evaluation of medical health history.
- Comprehensive hormonal evaluation of thyroid, adrenal and testosterone to determine if there are any hormonal imbalances.
- Nutritional assessments determine if you are experiencing any nutritional deficiencies that can lead to disease. Comprehensive nutritional and metabolic assessment to measure vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, essential fatty acids, cellular metabolism and detoxification capacity and mitochondrial health.
- Regular preventive health screening including heart health, detailed blood tests and EKG’s with a focus on preventive health and wellness. Depending on your age, health and family history, a cardiovascular risk assessment may be needed.
- Conduct comprehensive Body Composition Analysis using In Body scans which provide information on body water, lean body mass, minerals and fat content in the body.
- Non-invasive thermography (digital infra-red thermal imaging) to evaluate pain and inflammation.
We work in conjunction with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. Our functional medicine practitioner may recommend nutritional supplementation, a healthy diet, regular exercise, stress management techniques and a sleep management program to help improve your health.
A man's hormone levels can affect his health. Low testosterone levels can affect red blood cell production, bone density, decreased muscle strength, increased fat distribution and low sex drive and sperm production and also lead to sleep problems, depression and irritability. Hormone imbalances can also occur when the thyroid, adrenal glands or pancreas malfunctions. Adrenal imbalances occur when a patient is under stress for extended periods of time. When the adrenal glands can no longer keep up with the demands of the body, your immunity decreases, digestion slows, and glucose levels climb.
As adrenal function continues to decline, hypothyroidism can occur, leading to increased glucose levels, fatigue and decreased kidney function. Due to hormone imbalances, the liver and pancreas can no longer detoxify the body, which leads to gastrointestinal disturbances, decreased immunity, increased systemic inflammation and increased risk of chronic disease.
Our functional practitioners do a comprehensive hormonal evaluation to work to balance your hormones for a healthy life.
Cardiovascular Risk Assessment
The top two leading causes of death in men are cardiovascular disease and stroke. Both of these are caused by hardening of the arteries due to cholesterol. A cardiovascular risk assessment can help you determine the factors that can lead to cardiovascular disease.
Our daily diets are frequently deficient in certain essential nutrients such as calcium, iron, iodine, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin B12 and vitamin D. These nutritional deficiencies have been associated with a number of health issues in men including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, vision issues, osteoporosis, decreased immunity, hormonal imbalances and anemia.
Our functional practitioners use specialized testing to check for intracellular micronutrient deficiencies, which can help assess your risk factors for diseases. Digestive testing and optimization through a customized diet will help to improve your health and well-being and protect against disease.
Pain & Inflammation
Chronic pain and inflammation is not only very bothersome for the sufferer, but it can also become a debilitating condition that prevents one from enjoying even the simplest and most pleasant tasks.
We use a holistic approach to identify the root cause of pain that focusses on your overall well-being as opposed to just addressing the pain symptoms.
When you are under chronic stress, the adrenal glands produce stress hormones, which can lead to systemic inflammation, decreased immunity and increased risk of disease. Learning stress management techniques, including deep breathing exercises, meditation, mindfulness journaling and yoga can help to relieve your stress and decrease the risk of chronic disease. In addition, exercising 30 minutes each day can lower your risk of disease.
Ample amount of sleep is essential for your body to heal itself, produce hormones, absorb nutrients and decrease stress levels. Sleep problems like sleep apnea, insomnia and restless leg syndrome can lead to sleep deprivation. We help you use sleep management techniques to help you get to sleep and stay asleep.
An effective men's health program focuses on the diseases that commonly affect men, such as cardiovascular disease, stress and sleep issues, nutritional deficiencies and hormonal imbalances. Using the latest innovations in laboratory testing, our functional medicine practitioners develop a customized plan to balance your hormones, detoxify your body, decrease stress levels, correct sleep problems and increase nutrition. Each of these can help to lower your risk of disease, promote health and increase longevity.